Job Description

UNICEF Pakistan is looking for a champion as Partnerships Manager to join the Representative's office . UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up. For every child, effective Partnership! Pakistan was the sixth country in the world to sign and ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child, less than one year after it was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1989. However, children and adolescents living in Pakistan still face acute challenges. UNICEF supports the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress for children, work to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help children realize their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Children. This will be made through, among others things, strong partnerships with provincial authorities, teachers and health professionals, frontline workers and social mobilisers, communities and families, and of course the children and adolescents themselves. In particular, UNICEF will work so that:
  • Every child survives and thrives -- being in good health, immunized, protected from polio and accessing nutritious food.

  • Every child learns.

  • Every child is protected from violence and exploitation and registered at birth.

  • Every child lives in a safe and clean environment, with access to safe Drinking Water and adequate sanitation.

To learn more about UNICEF work in Pakistan, please visit the country website www.unicef.org/pakistan and videos on YouTube and Vimeo The Partnership Manager reports to the Representative for general guidance and direction. The incumbent will work with the Deputy Representative to (1) deepen and expand UNICEF’s  engagements with the private sector and tap into its core businesses and expertise with a view to accelerate results for children;  (2) raise awareness among corporate actors on Child Rights and the need for businesses to respect and support children’s rights in their operations and value chains; (3) engage with emerging donors and actors in the business sector to explore innovative financing, including blended financing and impact bonds, in support of children ‘s agenda; and (4) strengthen UNICEF staff capacity to effectively engage with the business sector in line with the UNICEF Programme Guidance on Engagement with Business. To make a difference, the incumbent shall be responsible for following key functions, accountabilities and related duties/ tasks;
  1. Shared-value partnerships

  • Integrate the Analysis of private sector, including business into the situation analysis of children in Pakistan and look at why children’s rights deprivations stem from or can be significantly influenced by business practices

  • Research and identify potential private sector partners including non-financial private sector engagements in support of UNICEF Pakistan country programme objectives

  • Map the roles and responsibilities, and the opportunities of the private sector partners and engagements to support the delivery of UNICEF’s programme and advocacy objectives, in conjunction with programme sections

  • Work closely with programme sections to support the development and maintenance of strategic shared-value partnerships with the business sector that can contribute to acceleration of results for children

  1. Child Rights in Business Principles

  • Engage with corporate entities towards building commitment among the national business sector to respecting and supporting children’s rights and cultivate strategic partnerships with corporate and non-Technical Support infrastructure for companies that undertake to implement the UNICEF/global compact on Child Rights in Business Principles (CRBP).

  • Advocate and engage with the Government for the implementation of the CRBP regarding the impact of the business sector on children’s rights, through policy-setting, law reform, regulation, Administration, and enforcement, in collaboration with Programme sections.

  1. Innovative Development Financing:

  • Conduct and regularly update analyses of existing financing mechanisms and of most relevant innovative development financing (IDF) mechanisms/instruments that UNICEF may engage in, given UNICEF’s needs, capacities, and existing experience in IDF mechanisms; including leveraging role for the Government

  • Engage with potential partner organizations/entities to gauge their interest and cultivate partnerships to leverage innovative financing, including blended financing and impact bonds, to deliver results for children

  1. Staff Capacity in Business For Result (B4R):

  • strengthen PCO staff capacity to engage with the business sector in line with the UNICEF Programme Guidance on Engagement with Business.

  1. Planning, monitoring and documentation 

  • Develop, evaluate and update the Office’s private sector partnerships strategy, annual workplans, periodic updates and other documentation and guidance as needed: Ensure that the elaboration of strategy paper and annual work plan is timely executed and followed up to support country programme priorities in line with regional and global directives.

  • Internal Corporate Engagement Liaison and Documentation:  tracking internal needs for potential corporate engagement initiatives and innovations. Facilitate documentation and sharing of lessons best practices as part of building organisations capacity on policy and programme delivery.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) is required in one of the following fields: International Relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.

  • A minimum of eight years of relevant professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, private sector partnership management, programme management, resource mobilization, External Relations, or other relevant area.

  • Familiarity with engagement with the private / business sector and or international Financial Institutions is an asset.

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered as an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate... UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). The functional/behavioral competencies required for this post are
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness

  • Works Collaboratively with others

  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships

  • Innovates and Embraces Change

  • Thinks and Acts Strategically

  • Drives to achieve impactful results

  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

View our competency framework at:  Competency Framework Brochure.pdf UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply Remarks:
  • Islamabad is a family duty station.

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

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